Shirley Mae Montgomery Carlisle, age 88, passed away on January 25, 2023 at her residence in Denham Springs, LA. She graduated from Hammond High School (where Kim Mulkey eventually broke her basketball records she initially held) and attended Southeastern Louisiana University. She loved to sew, play handbells at Northside Baptist Church, and attend Denham Springs High School football games. After 50 years of service, she retired from Day’s Bookkeeping/Smith Accounting, as well as, still sold Mary Kay Cosmetics. She was a pillar in the community, faithful member at Northside Baptist Church, and instrumental in implementing a center for adults with special needs in Livingston Parish (currently known as Louisiana Activity Center). She is survived by her son, Keith Carlisle; daughter, Donna Bradberry and husband Johnny; son, Brent Carlisle and wife Janine; grandchildren, Leah Smith, Josh Smith, Trey Felder, Austin Carlisle and Vielsy, Grant Carlisle and Caitlin; great-grandchildren, Bryce and Kenzie Smith, Summer and Clyde Carlisle; sisters Joyce Bankhead, Frances Stanga and Fredda Forbes, and numerous nieces and nephews; extended family, Rosa Vicknair, Randy and Carolyn Felder. She is preceded in death by her parents Fred and Frances Montgomery, and loving husband Louis (Loody) Carlisle. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Louisiana Activity Center, 10494 Florida Blvd, Walker, LA 70785.
Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, Sunday, January 29, from 12 p.m. until service at 2 p.m., officiated by Rev. Lynn Rodrigue. Committal service will immediately follow in Evergreen Mausoleum